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LGBT
LGBT

Gay Conversion Therapy Is Still Legal in 41 States

According to a new report, tens of thousands of teens will undergo the discredited practice before turning 18.
Kimberly Lawson
1.25.18
HEALTH
HEALTH

The Pioneering Therapy Helping Sexual Violence Survivors

EMDR therapy helps victims of abuse reprocess their trauma by moving their eyes around or tapping them on the leg. Some say that treatment has changed their lives.
Sirin Kale
11.24.17
death
death

Speaking with the Dead Is an Effective Way of Mourning

When a loved one passes, the grief can be overwhelming. But your bond doesn't necessarily end there.
Michelle Duff
5.15.17
WEED
WEED

How to Talk to Your Therapist About Smoking Weed

A psychotherapist explains how to safely and comfortably bring up your marijuana habits—and what to do if your therapist isn't receptive.
Danielle Corcione
4.17.17
Drugs
Drugs

People Share the Worst Advice They've Ever Taken

"I'd pull over, puke, and get back in my car; pull over, puke, and get back in my car."
Sophie Saint Thomas
12.30.16
psychedelics
psychedelics

Feminists Are Going to the Amazon to Drink Ayahuasca

The concept of harnessing the powers of ayahuasca for curative and revelatory experiences has gained popularity in recent years. Cosmic Sister, a psychedelic advocacy network, is hoping it can also help women heal from the wounds of the patriarchy.
Gabby Bess
12.29.16
HEALTH
HEALTH

For Trans and Queer People, Massage Therapy Can Be a World of Pain

"When I eventually took my clothes off, she asked me if I wanted to see a psychologist."
Cher Tan
11.13.16
healing
healing

The Complicated Practice of Healing Sexual Assault Survivors Through Touch

With the increasing amount of research dedicated to how holistic therapies like yoga and massage can help you overcome everything from everyday stress to PTSD, sexual assault survivors often seek out the practices for healing. But, when a single touch...
Sarit Luban
9.28.16
Sex
Sex

The New-Age Kinksters Mixing BDSM with Energy Work

Despite BDSM’s violent image, practitioners are touting the spiritual healing side of the fetish community.
Sophie Saint Thomas
9.18.16
HEALTH
HEALTH

Advice from a Professional Nightmare Whisperer

If you've ever woken up with a sense of impending doom, convinced you really did just sleep with your repugnant boss, you're not alone—nightmares are one of Mother Nature's crueler inventions. Broadly spoke to veteran dream interpreter Margaret Bowater...
Leila Ettachfini
9.14.16
Social Media
Social Media

Can't Quit the Clicks: The Rise of Social Media Rehab

As our reliance on technology continues to grow, so does the number of people seeking help to curb that dependency. We talked to the professionals creating new ways for extreme tech, internet, and social media users to find help and recovery.
Mae Wiskin
8.17.16
mental health
mental health

Shrinks Who Kink: When You and Your Therapist Love BDSM

For kinky people, finding a shrink who knows the difference between ball gags and cock and ball torture can be a godsend.
Alice Sanders
5.23.16